I was SO excited when I spotted the Storybook Gnomes suite in the new July – December mini catalog! Stampin’ Up! has offered stamps before that included gnome images, but this is the first time that I recall where there are coordinating dies. That’s what really makes this suite so amazing to me – the coordinating dies that cut the stamped images as well as some images from the coordinating Storybook Gnomes DSP. This suite was the first thing that I added on my demonstrator pre-order for the mini catalog, and I had a lot of fun experimenting over the weekend. Isn’t the diecut gnome on this card just too cute?!?
For the DSP on this card I actually pulled out a patterned paper pack named “Rings of Love” from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. I absolutely LOVE this paper (not to dis’ the Storybook Gnomes paper) and I was glad to pair it with the Kindest Gnomes bundle. There are some great patterns that I’m looking forward to using in a bunch of creations over the next 2 months. There are a variety of patterns in this paper and the versatility of this paper will be useful for all seasons.
I created this card so I could participate in the current challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. I really love the versatility of this sketch, and I think I’ll revisit it again in the future. For this creation I used DSP on the pale blue section with solid cardstock base for the other parts. I can see swapping that and having DSP at the top and bottom and an embossed cardstock layer for the pale blue strip. The possibilities are endless!